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Old 10-15-2003, 08:11 PM   #11
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Damn, I need a HUD unit. Might help me save money on speeding tickets. I'm too lazy to look at my guages!
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Here are a few sites with step through instructions. There for a GP but the hud is the same.
http://cncgp.clubgp.com/performance/hudinstall.html
http://home.swbell.net/seanvanr/add_a_hud.html
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I don't know if any of you all noticed, but on the 92-99 cars, it seems like we need the HUD. The airbag is in the way of the speedometer if the steering wheel is just so happen adjusted to your comfort.
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From where my steering wheel is I can't see my damn gas guage or speedometer. So that = out of gas on the side of the road with a speeding ticket.
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I love the HUD in my SSEI. Here is a pic of the HUD in my vette.
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Now that my friend is some open highway

Great PIC
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My first time nowing that Vette'* came with HUD
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is this the ghosting that you were talking about?


BTW, that 'vette HUD is sweet!
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You need Gas....
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That ghosting is because of the lack of a proper windshield (which I'm sure Mike knows).
The HUD windshields are coated with an invisible optical coating for the specific wavelength of light that the HUD emits.
That way the entire image is reflected off the inside surface of the glass.

A 'normal' windshield will reflect part of the image off the inside of the glass, and part off the outside surface,
with some loss to the 'atmosphere'. So what you probably end up with is 50% reflected off the inside, 20% off the outside,
and the rest is lost. The thickness of the glass is what gives you the 20% 'ghost'......kindof like a phase-shift in the image.

There is a solution Most auto glass places have access to a kit that they can use to apply the proper coating just in the area
the HUD reflects in. Look into it. It'* alot cheaper than a HUD windshield (which can run upwards of $100), unless you have a low glass
deductible like I do. New windshield every year or two. Fully covered.

Any further training in Lasers, light, or optical coatings will be at my full rate of $35 an hour.
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